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Let's Be Cops

I remember laughing a few times, but I more vividly remember wanting it to be over. A tiresome, one-note comedy featuring what's-his-name as "Let's Do Crazy Stuff, Dude" Guy and the other guy as "This Is A Bad Idea, Dude" Guy.

The Internship

Never before have I been so stunned by a movie's mediocrity. I saw every single event in the movie coming and was entertained by none of them.

Amber Alert
Amber Alert(2012)


The Island
The Island(2005)

The Island is one of those movies where black people only exist in order to be villains or to make sassy, pithy comments to the leads.

"I *know* Jesus loves you!" That's our black guy!


I found it to be cliched and uninteresting, but this movie isn't for me. I've already lived my childhood and experienced my generation's "You can be whatever you want as long as you belieeeeeeve" movies, so I can hardly fault this generation for having theirs.

Now You See Me

Should have been so much cooler than it turned out. A ton of great actors stuck in a movie that cuts too many corners to make any of the reveals exciting or even surprising.


I have no respect for plots that are built upon a foundation of people making inexplicably stupid decisions.

Normal person: "I need to report a temp working for me for aggressive sexual harassment on two separate occasions."

Dumbass movie character: "I need to to talk to you about the temp... oh, she suddenly left the job without warning? All's well then, no need to tell you about the aggressive sexual harassment."


It's nonsense. But, you know, it's compelling nonsense.


The best thing about this movie is probably that if it weren't based on a true story, we'd all be calling bullshit on the implausible and silly plot.

Silver Linings Playbook

I could feel my heart beating throughout this entire movie. If there's a higher compliment that can be paid to a film, I don't know of it.

Identity Thief

I make a point to finish all but the most boring, stupid, or offensive movies. I did, ladies and gentlemen, successfully finish this movie.


Very engaging and interesting movie. Denzel Washington is one of the greats for a reason.

The Call
The Call(2013)

A legitimately suspenseful, interesting first part leads into a groan-inducing final act, and an ending that would have been troublesome had it had any teeth whatsoever. But no. No, this ending is gumming oatmeal.

21 And Over
21 And Over(2013)

The try-hard smash hit of 2008.

My Neighbor's Keeper

Sometimes, when one of the two main male characters was onscreen alone, I wasn't sure which one it was. Only when both were onscreen at the same time could I be 100% sure who was who.

Come Out And Play

Not half bad. I was creeped the F out by the kids -- on the bright side, this should be enough to keep us childless for another year or so. We're scheduled to watch Children of the Corn this time next year.

Mother's Day
Mother's Day(2012)

"Do what I say."
*pull gun on you*
"Do it."
*cock gun*
"Fine, okay."

Repeat one million times, add Rebecca De Mornay, and you've got a stupid movie!

I Didn't Come Here To Die

This is not a horror movie. This is not a mystery movie. There is no suspense. There are breasts onscreen for about 3 full seconds of the entire movie. Nothing about this movie lends itself to being watched. Sometimes I'll watch a movie and say, "Hey, this was a good concept, but executed incompetently." This was an incompetent concept, executed incompetently.


The crazy thing is, there's a large group of people who thought this movie should be filmed, and they actually went through with it. I could lie to you and say that there isn't a black character in the movie named Mandingo, but then I'd be robbing you of a very good reason to just watch nothing instead of this movie.

The Innkeepers

As a rule, I don't like horror movies. They use all the same tricks, the same conceits and ideas with nothing interesting added to the mix to make it worth my while. This movie is no different. Tremendously middle-of-the-road... I guess if you like horror movies this would be an okay choice, but I can't recommend it to anyone else.

A Simple Plan

Not bad. Holds the distinction of being the only movie I've seen so far today.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

I don't know what the so-called "jarring tonal shifts and ... disappointing final act" are, but I quite enjoyed it. I was rather touched by it to be honest.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

I love movies that make me laugh. That's all I ask for. I don't know why so many movies are so bad at that, but it's all I ask for. I loved this movie.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

"Is everyone here?" the father asks before boarding the plane. No, everyone is not there. Your son, who you LEFT AT HOME a year prior, got lost because you failed to take even the most minimal of precautions in making sure he stayed with you. ANY PRECAUTIONS WHATSOEVER.

And then there's a scene on top of the WTC. It was 1992, that's nobody's fault. But seriously, stupidest parents alive.

The Presence
The Presence(2010)

I watch a movie like this, and I keep waiting for something interesting to happen -- and it never does, and then it dawns on me: I'm supposed to find what's actually happening interesting.

Sorry, movie. Not this time.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

"Is that the sound of my HP printer printing?" I hate you, Madagascar 3.

The Great Gatsby

God help me I absolutely loved this movie. They had me at the Rhapsody in Blue and I was hooked all the way to the end.

The Prince & Me

Some people sat around a table, and agreed upon a run time of two hours for this movie. And yet, with about 30 minutes left, my wife and I both found ourselves wishing it were over, and OH MY GOD did they just really parody the last scene of the Godfather?


Can't complain.

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)

I was disappointed that they replaced Don Cheadle with Dikembe Mutombo, but then they replaced Gwyneth Paltrow with Don Cheadle, so I guess it's all good.

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

One of those movies that sort of underlines my basic distrust in Hollywood -- I see this and I say, "How did something this perfect come out of the same industry as the Scary Movie series?"


10-year-old Frank is begging me not to watch this movie again and discover that it sucks. Lucky for him I'm walking out the door right now.

Secondhand Lions

Corny as hell and more than a little ridiculous throughout, but by god it was entertaining.


SOMEONE'S uncle went to the Scarface School of Hispanic Accents...

By the way, you know they're Colombian because about half-way through the movie, Zoe Saldana says "digame". She also says "tio" several times.

Funny story: At one point the subtitles say "[SPEAKING IN SPANISH]", so I'm expecting Saldana to really show off her Spanish chops, and says a single word: "familia". That was the speaking in Spanish!

Urban Legends: Final Cut

Successfully completed by a director, cast and crew, Urban Legends: Final Cut is legally a motion picture. Featuring acting by several people, Final Cut won several awards, including Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Screenplay in an alternate universe where no other movies were made in the year 2000.

Chernobyl Diaries

I won't spoil the ending for you, but it's a zombie movie and everyone dies.


This is like a Lifetime movie about the dangers of going to Europe, except Liam Neeson's in it, so I watched it.

A Good Day To Die Hard

He even delivers the series' traditional "yippee ki-yay" as if he's as tired of the movie as we are by the time he gets to it. But hey, many many people die, there are explosions, and Anton Petrov from that one episode of Law and Order: SVU is a fantastic singer.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

A few intermittent laughs barely hold together what is essentially an extremely boring, disappointing movie. It's 2013's goofy profession movie (think Anchorman for the news business, Blades of Glory for ice skaters, etc.) with the appropriate diminishing returns. I almost wish I could hate it, because the anger feels better than the ennui.

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)

OK, but I'd much rather be watching actual penguins, to be honest.

Django Unchained

I've never seen a movie like this. Fantastic.

Sex and the City 2

I've sat through a couple of the Twilight movies and was able to understand, on a certain level, why some people enjoyed it. The worst I can say about it is that it bored me, and I even enjoyed isolated moments. I cannot say the same for this offensively, painfully stupid, unfunny, wretched cultural homicide of a motion picture. Is this how women and film critics feel when they watch Adam Sandler movies?

Come for the scene where a grown woman leaves her passport in the middle of a crowded market because she spots an old boyfriend, stay for the scene where a group of Middle Eastern women in burkas take them off to reveal the fashionable dresses from New York they have on underneath. Then kill yourself.


At one point in the movie, the music swells really loud and something jumps out at the screen. I had never seen anything like it. That happens 483 times in Mama.

John Carter
John Carter(2012)


The Ring Two
The Ring Two(2005)

The Ring Two is a stark testament to just how long a movie The Ring Two is.

Project X
Project X(2012)

I couldn't quite give it 4, but damn me this was an entertaining movie.


If an incredibly long yet very narrow thing is falling towards you, what grade level do you need to be at to understand that running to the side is probably a much better idea than running lengthwise? Charlize Theron did not reach that grade level. Anyway, I enjoyed the movie quite a bit.

The Campaign
The Campaign(2012)

Very funny in many places. I haven't seen a Will Ferrell comedy since Talladega that didn't sort of start to lose steam near the end, but I think that's just one of the pitfalls of having to make a comedy that is still a Hollywood movie. All in all, I recommend it, although I wouldn't pay more than $600 for a copy.


If this had been any other actress I wouldn't have been able to sit through five minutes of this. As it is, I managed to get through half of it.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Not bad enough for me to trash it, but not good by any stretch of the imagination. A few laughs, most unintentional, some intentional (amazingly), I want a portion of my money back for the part of the movie that didn't actually happen, and the CGI baby is creepy as hell.

Dante's Peak
Dante's Peak(1997)

I was surprised to know this existed.

A Separation
A Separation(2011)

If you can see that, even to a very minor extent, you're a better person for having watched a movie, that is amazing. A Separation, for me, undid all the damage to my psyche done by Ice Age: Continental Drift.


You can't argue with James Cameron's prowess at what he does, but at the end of the day I didn't love the movie, and I didn't find myself moved by it at all.

The Dark Knight Rises

Now that I've seen it, my obscene emails to Rex Reed can be backed up with information.

The Dark Knight Rises was pretty awesome. Marion Cotillard does something in the last half hour of the film that is a spoiler but also made me laugh.


Another entry in the long list of extremely funny comedies that seem to have problems weaving that into the overall narrative and making it work together, Ted is nevertheless and EXTREMELY funny movie. I can't speak for anyone else, but this makes up for the fact that I literally stopped paying attention for most of the last half hour.

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Set against the backdrop of pretty colors, this collection of pithy one-liners and heartwarming lessons from 1990s teen sitcoms fails to live up to the legacy of something something.

Mind-bogglingly containing Jennifer Lopez, Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D is frought with historical inaccuracies, including the fact that one squirrel could not have caused pangaea to split apart like that, and the running assumption throughout the film's seventeen-hour runtime that Wanda Sykes is funny.

Avoid this movie at costs of up to $15.

Without Warning

The greatest movie I've ever seen in my entire life, and I've seen three.